Latest RMB bond news

  • PBoC touts bond reform amid deleveraging, opening up

    The People’s Bank of China has laid out its next steps to upgrade the domestic bond markets, including better market standards, clearer default rules and a further opening to foreign investors. Experts say the policy may lead to a less active role for regulators in the corporate bond market.

    • 09:00 AM
  • Far East Horizon cooks up dollar and dim sum bonds

    Chinese financial services provider Fart East Horizon is pursuing the sale of a dollar-denominated and offshore renminbi bond.

    • 07:00 AM
  • Sino-Ocean keeps Panda party going

    Sino-Ocean Property Holdings has extended the streak of Panda bonds issued since the start of 2018. The real estate issuer sealed a Rmb3bn ($476.2m) three year deal – its second Panda in two weeks – at the wide end of the price guidance range last Thursday.

    • 12 Feb 2018
  • The week in renminbi: China sets date for oil futures launch, Philippines wins approval for Panda debut, offshore investors hold more Chinese bonds

    China unveils plans to kick start RMB-denominated oil futures next month, the Philippines gets regulatory greenlight for its Panda bond issuance, and foreign ownership of bonds in the interbank bond market rises again in January.

    • 12 Feb 2018
  • Funding arbitrage encourages Sinochem to cook up dim sum

    Sinochem Hong Kong (Group) Company has raised Rmb1bn ($158m) from a dim sum bond, reviving the sector for corporate issuers from the Mainland. Although market sentiment was not ideal, the issuer still managed to achieve a ‘good saving’ compared to both its onshore funding level and the likely funding cost it would face with a dollar deal.

    • 09 Feb 2018
  • GLP ‘surprised’ market with BRI Panda pricing

    GLP has raised Rmb1.2bn ($191m) from a nine year Panda bond on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. The size of the Belt and Road branded deal was expanded, surprising some in the market.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Updated: CMP sells Belt and Road Panda in Shenzhen

    China Merchants Port Holdings sealed its first Panda deal on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on Monday, raising Rmb500m ($79.5m) from a three year bond. The red chip issuer will take the proceeds offshore to finance its Belt and Road Initiative-linked purchase of the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka.

    • 07 Feb 2018
  • Panda bonds aren’t fit for purpose. Time to cut the red tape.

    Panda bond issuance has so far been dominated by overseas-incorporated Chinese names. That bolsters volumes, but it does little to help the market fulfil its role of boosting RMB internationalisation. Policymakers have the chance to fix it — but only if they are bold enough to let markets play a bigger role.

    • 07 Feb 2018
  • Updated: Sino-Ocean lines up second Panda in two weeks

    As China's domestic bond market continues to suffer from a deleveraging campaign, Sino-Ocean Property Holdings is again turning to the Panda market for funding – less than two weeks after it last tapped the asset class.

    • 06 Feb 2018
  • GLP goes long with Belt and Road Panda

    Singapore's GLP will approach Chinese investors on Monday with a nine year Panda bond, one of the longest-dated deals ever to feature in the asset class.

    • 02 Feb 2018

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 35.00
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 30.00
3 China Merchants Securities Co 17.00
4 HSBC 5.00
4 Standard Chartered Bank 5.00

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 09-Feb-18 Sino-Ocean Group Holdings Hong Kong 3,000
2 06-Feb-18 Global Logistic Properties via Iowa China Offshore Holdings Hong Kong 1,200
3 05-Feb-18 China Merchants Port Holdings (CMP) Hong Kong 500
4 01-Feb-18 The Emirate of Sharjah United Arab Emirates 2,000
5 25-Jan-18 Sino-Ocean Group Holdings Hong Kong 3,000

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 58.48
2 Deutsche Bank (Taipei) 9.21
3 CLSA 8.35
3 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) 8.35
5 CTBC Bank (formerly Chinatrust Commercial Bank) 3.30

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 08-Feb-18 Sinochem Offshore Capital Company China 1,000
2 30-Jan-18 Rabobank The Netherlands 500
3 17-Jan-18 Asian Development Bank (ADB) Philippines 100
4 17-Jan-18 Export-Import Bank of Korea (Kexim) South Korea 270
5 17-Jan-18 IL&FS Transportation Networks India 100